The death of the Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, from cancer, has shocked the movie industry. And so the entire world. But, this star of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most influential films, most significant creative and commercial successes, is now not with us. Boseman died on Friday, because of cancer at his 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area. With his wife and family by his side. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more. all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
However, it will be as the titular Black Panther in the blockbuster 2018 film he will be best remembered.
After then, those who worked with Boseman, including the community of the MCU, have been sharing their condolences and thoughts on his death on social media. Marvel Studios saluted Boseman, promising: “Your legacy will live on forever.” certainly.
Tributes have come in from Captain America‘s Chris Evans on his twitter account. On the other hand, War Machine actor Don Cheadle, Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson also tributes on their twitter. And so the other tributes come from Shang-Chi star Simu Liu, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson. Future Captain Marvel 2 director Nia DaCosta, and Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds as well. Also, Oprah Winfrey, pop star Mariah Carey, Marvel Comics writer, and film-maker Greg Pak and more have weighed in with tributes to Boseman.
Besides Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman plays baseball legend in “42”
Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University. And had small roles in television before his first-star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013’s 42 drew attention in Hollywood.
Boseman died on a day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson’s day. Likewise, “His transcendent performance in 42 will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come,” the league wrote in a tweet.
“This is a crushing blow” actor and director Jordan Peele said on Twitter. It is one of many expressing shocks as the news spread across social media, for instance.
“This broke me,” said actor and writer Issa Rae.
His T’Challa character was first introduced to the blockbuster Marvel movies in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and his “Wakanda forever” salute reverberated around the world after the release of Black Panther two years ago.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public. However, he is survived by his wife and a parent and had no children, Fioravante said.
In short, it hits the whole world more in 2020. A lot of things happening this year, moreover, this become one of them.